Hip hop artist Peter Jackson to headline May 13 event at Peterborough LIVE Music Festival

Fourth annual festival features more than 100 acts at 25 venues from May 10 to 13

Along with the many local artists who are performing at the Peterborough LIVE Music Festival, Canadian hip hop artist Peter Jackson will be performing the 12-hour Reunion Show and Dance Party at The Venue in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, May 13. (publicity photo)
Along with the many local artists who are performing at the Peterborough LIVE Music Festival, Canadian hip hop artist Peter Jackson will be performing the 12-hour Reunion Show and Dance Party at The Venue in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, May 13. (publicity photo)

Canadian hip hop artist Peter Jackson will be headlining Peterborough LIVE’s 12-hour Reunion Show and Dance Party at The Venue on the evening of Saturday, May 13th.

Often called the hardest-working rapper in Canada, Jackson is known in hip hop circles for his work ethic when it comes to recording and touring. The Ajax native has been awarded honours from the Canadian Urban Television Awards, including Mixtape of the Year for Good Company, Music Video of the Year for “Havana”, and Rap Album of the Year (2015) for Since I was 16 and Album of the Year (2016) for Two Sides to a Story.

Jackson has also received press in over 500 major hip hop and music publications and was nominated for Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the Independent Music Awards. In April 2017, he was awarded the iHeartRadio and Virgin Radio Future Star Award. His new single “On a Wave” was awarded a national radio campaign, being added into heavy rotation at all Virgin Radio stations across Canada. His appearance at Peterborough LIVE follows a month-long tour across Canada, as the supporting act for Riff Raff, in promotion of his newest project Married to Success.

VIDEO: “On A Wave” – Peter Jackson

The May 13th show at The Venue begins at noon, with a showcase of solo artists (including Cale Crowe, Mary-Kate Edwards, Jayde Taylor, Nathan Jackson, Whitney Paget, and Cameron von Criegern) and bands (including Outshined, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold, Semolina Pilchard, Wolfox, Hunt the Hare, Coconut Navy, and The House Call).

The show continues with a licensed all-ages dance party at 9 p.m. with several opening acts, including Hooks, Kachinga, Koty Kolter, Forest Gumption and Omega Dance Crew, and Zumba with Shaoling and Amarilis Salsa Rhumba Dance Ensemble with DJ Thibault, followed by the headline performance by Peter Jackson at 11 p.m.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Customer Service desk at Lansdowne Place (645 Lansdowne St, Peterborough) or at ticketscene.ca. Festival passholders and Festival performers and volunteers wearing lanyards will be admitted free of charge.

 

Other new shows announced

In addition to Peter Jackson, Peterborough LIVE has announced more performances at more venues. The Five Fours, a local jazz ensemble from St. Peter High School, and The ‘Fabulous’ Rave, a jazz band from Toronto, have teamed with Hot Belly Mama’s to offer Jazz in the Afternoon on Saturday, May 13th from 2 to 4 p.m.

La Hacienda will be opening its doors early on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14th) to provide an Acoustic Open Mic stage from 1 to 5 p.m. The show will be hosted by Craig Stevens and is sponsored by Circle Kung Fu and Tai Chi Studios. Acoustic musicians are welcome and a guitar will be available.

For a complete schedule of performers and show times, see the list below.

 

About the festival

Peterborough LIVE Music Festival runs May 10 to 14 in downtown Peterborough. For a $15 all-access pass, you can see more than 100 performers at 25 venues. (Graphic: Peterborugh Live)
Peterborough LIVE Music Festival runs May 10 to 14 in downtown Peterborough. For a $15 all-access pass, you can see more than 100 performers at 25 venues. (Graphic: Peterborugh Live)

The 2017 Peterborough LIVE Music Festival is bigger and better than ever, with more than 100 performers at 25 venues over five days.

The fourth annual music festival takes place from Wednesday, May 10th through Sunday, May 14th in downtown Peterborough. Virtually every musical genre is represented at the festival, including rock, blues, metal, punk, hip hop, rap, EDM, indie/alternative, pop, country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, R&B, big band, DJs, choirs, and classical. And, new this year, the festival also features dance, poetry, and comedy.

In its tagline “Showcasing Artists in Nogojiwanong”, Peterborough LIVE acknowledges that Peterborough and its performers are located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway) that was originally named and known as Nogojiwanong. While the festival does not have a show featuring only First Nations artists, there are First Nations artists performing through the festival and outreach to First Nations artists continues, guided by the festival’s Artistic Director, Missy Knott.

The five-day Peterborough LIVE Music Festival features more than 100 acts at 25 venues across downtown Peterborough (poster: Peterborough LIVE)
The five-day Peterborough LIVE Music Festival features more than 100 acts at 25 venues across downtown Peterborough (poster: Peterborough LIVE)

LIVE is an acroynm for “Local Independent Venue Events” and the music festival is certainly that, with acts at 25 venues across downtown Peterborough.

Venues for the festival are The Red Dog, The Venue, Market Hall, The Spill, The Black Horse Pub, Dobro, The Garnet, Dr. J’s Barbecue & Brews, Black Honey Cafe, Sapphire Room, Catalina’s, The Lounge By Lignum, The Only Cafe, Dreams of Beans, The Food Forest Cafe, guerrillaSTUDIOS, Crazy Piano Bar Persian Grill, Pappas Billiards, Sadleir House, McThirsty’s Pint, The White House, The Theatre on King, Sadleir House, Hot Belly Mama’s, La Hacienda, and Murray St. Baptist Church.

The festival begins on Wednesday, May 10th at The Red Dog (189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough) with a media launch from 4 to 6 p.m.

The launch will be followed by a live jam at guerrillaSTUDIOS (140 Simcoe St., Peterborough) from 6 to 9 p.m., a poetry and comedy fest at 7 p.m. at The Theatre On King (159 King St., Peterborough), and The Little Big Band with special guests Peterborough Jazz and Blues Workshop from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sadleir House (751 George St. N., Peterborough).

The festival then continues with acts every day until late Sunday afternoon. There’s a mix of both local talent and performers from out of town.

Some familiar local musicians performing at the festival include Cale Crow, Tom Eastland, Mary-Kate Edwards, Evangeline Gentle, Nathan Jackson, Kerry Jayne, Marsala Lukianchuk, Missy Knott, Rob Phillips, Tom Eastland, Whitney Paget, Bobby Watson, and more.

Peterborough LIVE Music Festival features local and out-of-town performers, including Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold (Tyler Randall), a high-energy rock duo from London, Ontario.
Peterborough LIVE Music Festival features local and out-of-town performers, including Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold (Tyler Randall), a high-energy rock duo from London, Ontario.

There are also performers coming in from out of town, including Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold (Tyler Randall), a high-energy rock duo duo from London, Ontario. In 2010, when she released her critically acclaimed debut solo album Off Of the Pages, she also launched a not-for-profit foundation called MusicSaves, which aims to impart onto troubled youth the healing capacity of music.

Perry released her sophomore solo album Onto the Floor in 2016, and hopes to raise enough funds from the sale of this album to launch a nationwide high school seminar series where she can share her story about overcoming depression through the power of music and the songs that were inspired from it.

VIDEO: Six Feet Under – Rose Cora Perry

Other performers at the festival include:

  • 3 Alarm Choir
  • 67
  • Adam Grills
  • Jesse Morrissey
  • Aenigma
  • Allena Iris
  • Amanda Robb Band
  • Amarilis and the Rhumba Salsa Dance Ensemble
  • Andy Curtis
  • Angela Semple
  • August MacDonald
  • Backyard Riot
  • befreeyourself
  • Ben Ayotte
  • Cameron Boyd
  • Ben Hunter
  • Beyond the Wall
  • Break The Trend
  • Bree Taylor
  • Bring Back Summer
  • Britt Hall
  • Cameron Boyd
  • Ben Ayotte
  • Cameron Von Criegern
  • Coconut Navy
  • Crossdockers
  • Curve Lake Singers
  • Dalton Whitehead
  • David Eadie
  • Demolition Rage
  • DJ Thibault
  • Edwards Family
  • Elizabeth Basciano
  • Emily Erhart
  • Emma Leeson
  • The Five Fours
  • For One Night Only
  • Forest Gumption & Omega Dance Crew
  • The Garretts
  • Grace Hatherly
  • Heart Attack Kids
  • Helldevilles
  • Hillary Dumoulin
  • The House Call
  • Hunt the Hare
  • Ian-K
  • Jason O’Brien
  • Jayde Taylor
  • Jessica Wilson
  • Joslynn Burford
  • Kachinga
  • Koty Kolter
  • Kane Miller
  • Kawartha Youth Orchestra
  • Keelie
  • Kerry Jayne
  • Lance Isaacs
  • Liam Parker
  • Michael Roger
  • Michaela Hetherington
  • My Affected Reality
  • Nathan Bottomley
  • Nicholas Campbell
  • Outshined
  • Owen Wright
  • Patrick Rees
  • Peter Thibault
  • Peterborough City Church Band
  • Present Tense
  • Purple Smoke
  • Raphael Nawaz
  • Rebecca McDonald and Tamara Bird
  • Semolina Pilchard
  • Shelby Henderson
  • Stephen Stamp
  • Still in Motion
  • Taylor Kirkwood
  • Taylor Merrick
  • Susanne Kozo
  • Tom Middleton
  • Travis Sivart
  • UNI Peterborough
  • Violet James-Stamp
  • Water’s Edge
  • Wolfox
  • Zippity Doo Dah Community Soul Chorus
  • Zumba with Shaoling

For a complete schedule of performers and show times, see the list below.

 

Festival tickets

Peterborough LIVE also has to be one of the most affordable music festivals ever, with an all-access pass — offering unlimited entry to all venues (depending on capacity) for all five days of the festival — costing only $15. Almost all the shows are all ages, and children 13 and under are admitted free.

Festival passes are available at any of the participating venues, at the Customer Service desk at Lansdowne Place (645 Lansdowne St, Peterborough), and directly from the performers. Single-show tickets are also available for $5 online, directly from the performers, or at the door for the show.

Peterborough LIVE runs live a cooperative, so the best way you can support the performers is to purchase passes or single-show tickets directly from them. If you purchase a pass directly from one of the performers, $10 of the $15 goes directly to the performer. If you buy a single-show ticket directly from a performer, that artist will earn $3. If you want to support more than one performer, then you can purchase three single-show tickets for $5 each and automatically receive an all-access pass.

You can also support the performers by buying your pass online at peterboroughlive.ca/ticket-details/. All-access passes are available for purchase under each show. If you want to support a specific performer, make sure to order the pass listed under that performer’s show. The artist will receive $10 of each pass sold online.

 

Festival schedule

For your convenience, here’s the schedule of performers and venues for Peterborough LIVE. We’ll update the schedule as often as possible, but to ensure you have the most up-to-date information, check the schedule at peterboroughlive.ca.

Show times are constantly being updated and performers are being added. And remember that show times for multiple acts may be slightly earlier than listed, so allow yourself a few extra minutes when heading to a venue.


Wednesday, May 10th

The Red Dog
4:00 – 6:00pm LIVE Media Launch

Open mic night – drop ins welcome.

**Free Event

 

guerrillaSTUDIOS
6:00 – 9:00pm LIVE Jam

Welcoming both electric and acoustics sets – drop ins welcome.

**Free Event

 

 The Theatre on King 
LIVE’s Poetry & Improv Fest

Doors open 7:00pm

Time Act
7:30pm Show & Tell Poetry Series featuring Joseph Cassidy-Skof, Carolyn Conrad, Kate Taylor, Elisha Rubacha, Stephen Stamp
9:00pm Peterborough WIT – Wednesday Improv Troupe

 

Sadleir House
6:00 – 10:00pm 

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Time Act
6:30pm The Peterborough Jazz and Blues Workshop Facilitated by Steve McCracken
7:30pm The Little Big Band Directed by William Hamilton

 

Thursday, May 11th

Crazy Piano Bar Persian Grill
5:00 – 8:00pm  AfterWork Live Music with Kerry Jayne

Time Act
5:00pm Whitney Paget
5:30pm Jeff Stewart
6:00pm Travis Sivart
6:30pm Grace Hatherly
7:00pm Evangeline Gentle
7:30pm James Seaborn

 

The Lounge By Lignum
7:30 – 9:30pm  Formal Piano Recital

Doors Open at 7:00pm

Original compositions of the neo-classical genre. Curated by Verger, with Special Guests

 

The Black Horse Pub  
8:00pm – 12:00am

Jazz and Blues Open Stage with Rob Phillips

Featuring Marsala Lukianchuk with special guest Whitney Paget

 

Sapphire Room
9:00pm – 2:00am

Doors Open at 5:00pm

David Eadie and Friends

Featuring DJ Thibault

 

Junction Nightclub Downstairs Pool Hall
10:00pm – 2:00am Weekend Warm Up with Live DJs

19+ Club Event, No Cover Charge

 

Friday, May 12th

The Lounge by Lignum
5:00 – 9:00pm Peterborough Performs @ The Lounge by Lignum

Doors Open at 4:00pm

Time Act
5:00pm The Kawartha Youth Orchestra
5:15pm Edwards Family
6:00pm Water’s Edge
7:00pm Andy Curtis
7:30pm Elizabeth Basciano
8:00pm Dalton Whitehead
8:30pm Rebecca McDonald & Tamara Bird

9:30pm – 11:30pm An Evening of Jazz with Whitney Paget

 

The Red Dog
5:00pm – 1:00am  Singer/Songwriter Showcase with Hillary Dumoulin

Time Act
5:20pm Joslynn Burford
5:40pm Liam Parker
6:00pm Emily Erhart
6:20pm Mary-Kate Edwards
6:40pm Michaela Hetherington
7:00pm Patrick Rees
7:20pm Raphael Nawaz
7:40pm Tom Middleton
8:00pm Jason O’Brien
8:20pm Craig Stevens
8:40pm David Eadie
9:00pm Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold
9:40pm Nathan Jackson
10:00pm Kane Miller
10:20pm Nathan Bottomley
10:40pm Lance Isaacs
11:00pm Hillary Dumoulin
11:30pm Kachinga
12:00am Cale Crowe

 

Dobro
5:00 – 9:00pm Blues and Rock Showcase

Doors Open at 4:30pm

Time Act
5:00pm befreeyourself
6:00pm Ben Hunter & Still in Motion
6:30pm 67
8:00pm Break the Trend

 

The Spill
8:00pm – 1:00am Oh, How Punk

Doors Open at 7:00pm

Time Act
8:00pm Backyard Riot
9:00pm Keelie
10:00pm For One Night Only
11:00pm Beyond the Wall
12:00am Heart Attack Kids

 

Saturday, May 13th

Murray St Baptist Church
1:30 – 2:30 Worship Gospel with The Garretts

Doors Open at 1:00pm

 

The Venue
12:00pm – 1:00am LIVE Reunion & Dance Party

Time Act
12:00pm ’67
12:15pm U.N.I. Peterborough
12:25pm Bree Taylor
12:35pm Jason O’Brien
1:00pm Coconut Navy
1:30pm Jayde Taylor
1:45pm Mary-Kate Edwards
2:00pm Jessica Wilson
2:15pm Whitney Paget
2:30pm Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold
3:15pm Liam Parker
3:30pm Emily Erhart
3:45pm Cameron von Criegern
4:00pm Hunt the Hare
4:45pm The House Call
5:30pm Wolfox
6:15pm Outshined
7:15pm Semolina Pilchard
7:45pm Nathan Bottomley Band
8:15pm Nathan Jackson
8:30pm Cale Crowe
9:30pm Hosted By: DJ Thibault
9:30pm Zumba with Shaoling
9:45pm Amarilis & The Rhumba Salsa Dance Ensemble
10:00pm Forest Gumption & Omega Dance Crew
10:15pm Koty Kolter
10:30pm Kachinga
10:45pm Hooks
11:00pm Peter Jackson

 

Dobro
1:00pm – 5:00pm Acoustic Crew with Nathan Jackson

Doors Open at 12:30pm

Time Act
1:00pm Cameron Von Criegern
1:30pm Jason O’Brien
2:00pm Cale Crowe
2:30pm Owen Wright
3:00pm Jayde Taylor
3:30pm Taylor Kirkwood
4:00pm Nathan Jackson

 

Hot Belly Mama’s
2:00-4:00pm An Afternoon of Jazz

Time Act
2:00pm The Five Fours
3:00pm The Fabulous Rave

 

Market Hall
2:00 – 9:00pm Artists of Nogojiwanong

Doors Open at 12:00pm

Time Act
12:00pm 3 Alarm Choir Rehearsal
Song to be Performed: People Have the Power
All ages welcome to join – no previous singing experience required.

*Please note, guests are welcome to watch the rehearsal, but are asked to move to the lobby to chat.

2:00pm 3 Alarm Choir
Performing Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power“.
The Power of Song
2:15pm Peterborough Zippity Doo Dah Community Soul Chorus
3:00pm Intermission & Sound Check
Choirs Leave to Sing at George St. and Simcoe St.
4:00pm Zumba with Shaoling
Amarilis & The Rhumba Salsa Dance Ensemble
5:30pm Whitney Paget
6:00pm The Five Fours
7:00pm Tom Eastland with Susanne Kozo
8:00pm Hunt the Hare


9:00pm – 12:00am Country Night Live

Cameron von Creigern

Featuring Jade Eagleson

 

Pappas Billiards
1:30pm – 3:00pm  The L.O.F.T. Open Mic with Joslynn Burford

Doors Open at 1:00pm

**Free Event

 

Dr J’s Barbecue & Brews
1:00pm Rock Show with Break the Trend

Time Act
1:00pm Crossdockers
2:00pm The House Call
3:00pm My Affected Reality
4:00pm Break the Trend

 

The Spill
3:00 – 6:00pm The Live Room

Doors Open at 2:00pm

U.N.I. Peterborough, Bring Back Summer & Special Guests

 

The Food Forest Café
4:00 – 6:00pm Mary-Kate Edwards & Friends

Doors Open at 3:30pm

Featuring Kevin Lemieux & more

 

Catalina’s
8:00 – 11:00pm An Evening with Jayde Taylor

Doors Open at 7:00pm

Time Acts
8:00pm Open
8:30pm Open
9:00pm Cameron Boyd & Ben Ayotte
9:30pm Jayde Taylor
10:00pm Intermission with DJ GHOTI
10:15pm Adam & Jesse
10:30pm Owen Wright
10:45pm Jayde Taylor

 

The Red Dog 
6:30pm – 2:00am Deb Draper’s Hard Rock & Metal Showcase

Doors Open at 6:30pm

Time Acts
7:00pm Demolition Rage
8:40pm Aenigma
9:45pm Present Tense
11:00pm Amanda Robb Band
12:00am Helldevilles

 

Sunday, May 14th

Market Hall
10:00am – 11:00am Peterborough City Church

Doors Open at 9:30am

**Free Event

 

La Hacienda
1-5 pm     A Little Corner of Mexico on Hunter St.

Open Mic hosted by Craig Stevens and Circle King Fu and Tai Chi Studio. Acoustic musicians & drop ins welcome. Guitar and hand drums available.

 

Black Honey
1:00 – 4:00pm Courtyard Coffee House with Emily Erhart

Emily Erhart, Shelby Henderson, TAS drum group, Grace Hatherly, Britt Hall, Bree Taylor, Stephen Stamp, Violet James-Stamp, Sam Edwards, Bryce Porter

**Free Event

*In the event of inclement weather, this show will move to The Red Dog.

 

The Red Dog
2:00 – 5:00pm Stars of Tomorrow Showcase with Missy Knott

Purple Smoke, Taylor Merrick, Allena Iris, Emma Leeson, Jason O’Brien, Joan Lamore, Lizeh Basciano, Bree Taylor, Nicholas Campbell & Big Dave

 

Dreams of Beans
2:00pm – 9:00pm Coffee House Hosted by Zach & Steve

Doors Open at 9:00am

Time Act
2:00pm Michael Rogers
3:00pm The Pork Rinds
3:30pm Zach & Steve
4:30pm Stephen Stamp with Violet James-Stamp
5:00pm The Pillars
5:30pm Zach & Steve

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